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Our Philosophies At Wellness Northwest Are:
■ First, do no harm
■ Prevention is better than cure
■ Identify and address the imbalances not suppress the symptoms
■ Support the body to heal itself
■ The part can never be well unless the whole is well
■ Educate the client
Wellness Northwest was founded in 2012 by
to promote health and wellness in
the local community.
Diagnosed with autoimmune arthritis over 15 years ago and Lyme disease
over 5 years ago, Shane has an inside understanding of chronic and
autoimmune disease and the challenges of restoring oneself to optimal
Shane was born in Canada, grew up in New Zealand and currently lives in
Edmonds, Washington, with his partner and daughter.
Since becoming a Registered Nurse in 1987 Shane has worked in three
different countries with three very different healthcare systems
(New Zealand, Canada and USA). His broad nursing experience over the
past 27 years includes working in over fifteen different hospitals and
a multitude of healthcare specialties, including: orthopedics; kidney
dialysis; mother/ baby; pediatrics; oncology; cardiology; rehab;
kidney, liver and bone marrow transplantation; ICU and ER; mental
health; home health and hospice.
He was once a private nurse to screen legend Gene Kelly and approached
to be a private nurse to former President Ronald Reagan.
He has served the needy in an earthquake shelter in Los Angeles after
the Northridge quake and has helped setup a medical clinic in the
Peruvian Amazonian jungle... but probably one of his most curious
nursing assignments was escorting a psychotic felony prisoner from the
County Jail back to Italy.
received training in the following areas:
German Biological Medicine
Pulsed Magnetic Therapy
As I have transitioned from healthcare to wholistic care, becoming a
Wellness Practitioner, I have seen the power a wholistic approach can
parents live in New Zealand where I grew up. My father went in for an
aortic valve replacement in 2013 at the age of 86. Other than a leaking
heart valve he was pretty healthy. During the surgery he went into
cardiac arrest and it took some effort to revive him. He ended up in the
life support. My mother was not told what had happened during surgery
until the next morning when she got a call from the ICU telling her that
her husband was going downhill fast and she had better call the family.
siblings all came expecting the worst. My father slowly managed to rally
and came home two weeks later. However over the next three months
he spent more time in the hospital than at home. He would come home for
a short time then experience another setback and end up in the hospital
developed severe generalized edema, shortness of breath, anxiety
attacks, and severe cellulitis.
a nurse I had seen this pattern many times before. Without intervention
I knew he was in a slow death spiral. I flew to New Zealand arriving to
celebrate his 87th birthday in hospital. I told the nurse caring for him
that we'd like to take him home and care for him there. When he arrived
home he could not walk 20 feet without becoming fatigued and short of
breath. He slept downstairs in his chair because the stairs were too
much to tackle.
only home for eight days so I had to make each day count. I brought with
me a variety of remedies to support his liver, kidneys, lungs, and
immune system. Three times a day he received these. Those first several
days all my dad did was sleep. Then slowly he started to perk up.
end of the week he felt strong enough to go upstairs for the first time
in three months. Eight days after my arrival it was time to fly back to
the States. My dad came to the airport to say good-bye. He walked from
the large outdoor parking lot to the terminal and through the terminal
to my departure point.
was remarkable was that he could not have done this a week earlier. It
was a dramatic turnaround. I'm happy to say he has not been hospitalized
since and recently celebrated his 88th birthday.
not directly treat his disease or his symptoms. All I did was support
his organs and systems and his body did the rest. Our body has an
amazing capacity to heal if given half a chance.